As someone who works to support small businesses on both a personal and professional level, I’ve witnessed incredible uncertainty in the small business community in the past two months.
While we wonder what the future will look like after COVID-19, the immediate and long-term environmental challenges we will face are clear.
Moving is, without question, one of life’s most stressful events. There are so many decisions to make, including what to take, and what to get rid of. In between those hectic hours of packing, cleaning, and figuring out whether or not that sofa is going to fit through the door, most people don’t have the time to consider what they are going to do with all the non-perishable food they have stocked up on over the years.
Translating the circular economy vision, in which everything is reused and nothing is wasted, into tangible business best practices is critical to addressing the needs of a sustainable future, yet it could be a challenging task for businesses that are just getting started.
Diversity and inclusion have become essential components of the modern-day business agenda. Whether building internal teams or supply chains, diverse companies achieve better results.
There’s a fundamental change happening right now. Corporate social responsibility is no longer in the footnotes of a company’s goals—it’s moving to the forefront. Giving back and integrating purpose into business is increasingly important to consumers, employees, and business leaders.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we understand the critical role of the private sector in creating vibrant communities. From community engagement to providing jobs—the strength of a locale and its people is directly tied to the strength of private sector investments.
Hyper-efficient buildings, circular clothing and fashion, sustainable manufacturing, eliminating food waste, innovation in energy—the Pittsburgh business community painted a perfect picture of what a system-wide approach to sustainability and a circular economy look like in action.